Stories tagged: school funding
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020
Initial results from Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake’s school elections showed that East Valley School District voters approved two levies and Central Valley had a narrow lead.
Sun., Dec. 8, 2019
The Invest in Idaho citizen ballot initiative is about investing in our children and the future of our state. A generation of kids has already been left behind. We can’t …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019
Sat., Nov. 2, 2019
More money is needed at schools in lower-income neighborhoods to pay for more counselors, therapists and other specialists, said school district officials. “The primary driver is working to create focus …
Sun., April 28, 2019
The Washington Constitution requires “ample” school funding. Spokane and the entire state are learning that ample funding is not enough.
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019
Budget negotiators in Olympia reach tentative agreement on a $52.4 billion two-year budget.
Thu., April 18, 2019
If Spokesman-Review readers saw last week’s story (“Spokane schools issues 325 layoff notices amid budget shortfall”), they understandably would have questions, and might conclude the Legislature caused the $31 million …
Sun., April 14, 2019
Legislature facing pressure over school funding as it moves toward a deal on the 2019-21 general operating budget.
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018
Budget bills, other changes to state education policies and programs may satisfy Supreme Court order on providing adequate money for public schools.
Sun., March 4, 2018
Education finance laws passed in 2017 eliminated the staff mix factor. This factor was used to provide state salary funds based on a teacher’s experience and training. Instead of the …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018
Idaho lawmakers on Monday set a public school budget for next year that reflects a 5.9 percent, $100 million increase in state funding next year – and it passed unanimously …
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
The new state school funding formula is complicated and full of variables, and legislators are trying to work them out. In the meantime, voter-approved levies remain vital to your local …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018
2018 Washington Legislature faces heavy lifting on money for schools, construction projects, water rights law
The 2018 Legislature faces some familiar issues, including a final fix for public schools, a construction budget left over from last year and a possible tax on carbon pollution.
Thu., June 22, 2017
Lack of funding for special education is a statewide issue, one that isn’t going to be fixed anytime soon, according to Stacy Gillet, the director of the King County ARC …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, in his annual address to the business community on Wednesday, touted the state’s current economic growth and said it’s proof his strategy during the recession worked, …
Tue., May 23, 2017
Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group …
Sun., May 7, 2017
Across the country, school districts have long grappled with desegregation and pursued a range of policies including changing boundaries, opening magnet schools and focusing resources on campuses with nonwhite students.
Fri., April 28, 2017
The Idaho Supreme Court says the state can’t be named as a defendant in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the fees many public schools charge for classes, supplies and …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017
A budget for Idaho’s public schools for next year that reflects 6.3 percent increase in funding cleared the Idaho Senate on a series of unanimous votes Wednesday, and headed to …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017
The Idaho House passed all seven bills that make up the K-12 public schools budget on Monday with no debate and just a handful of “no” votes.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
Idaho lawmakers set a budget Monday for K-12 public schools for next year at $1.7 billion, a 6.3 percent increase in state funding over this year, and slightly less than …
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017
The state Senate’s Republican leader tells a reporter “it’s none of your business” when asked when lawmakers come up with a plan for public schools, then apologizes. Sort of.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017
Some 5,500 demonstrators fill the Capitol steps to demand more money for public schools.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017
Washington Legislature opens with conciliatory words, but school-funding task force derails on party lines
Legislative leaders call for members to work together but a special task force on school funding deadlocks after seven months of work without meeting key task.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
Some things to look for after the Washington Legislature opens Monday and embarks on its 2017 session.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017
Washington lawmakers debate possible costs of better schools, and the taxes to pay for them, as the start of the 2017 Legislature approaches.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016
The governor’s plan is already being criticized, but remember this: After more than three decades of kicking this can, it’s the first time someone picked it up.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
States will have more time to identify failing schools as part of new Obama administration rules aimed at supporting troubled public schools and students who are struggling.
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016
Wednesday’s court hearing offered a preview of next year’s contentious session.
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016
Plan after plan has been agreed upon over the years only to fall apart when it came to time to screw up the courage and find the funding. Last session, …